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21 Jump Street Red Band Trailer Blends Action, Comedy, Cursing

It seems like we’ve been hearing Jonah Hill talk about turning Fox’s late-’80s cop series 21 Jump Street into a big-screen action comedy for years. Well, we finally have our first look at the red band trailer for the flick, set to come out on March 16 from Columbia Pictures, thanks to the movie’s Facebook page.

Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the team behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, the adaptation/remake was penned by Hill and Michael Bacall, who co-wrote Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Hill and Channing Tatum star as a pair of baby-faced cops who wind up in a special unit tasked with infiltrating high schools and stopping crime. The trailer reveals not only a few details of a drug ring, but also shows off some performances by Ice Cube, Ellie Kemper, Rob Riggle and Nick Offerman.

The original series ran from 1987 to 1991, and starred Johnny Depp along with Holly Robinson, Peter DeLuise, Dustin Nguyen and Richard Grieco, among others. It was a huge hit for Fox, a new network at the time. A mix of comedy, action and drama the series tackled topics like drug and alcohol use, suicide and violence in schools. Depp will appear in the silver screen version in an as-yet-unrevealed role.


  • Mak

    And with that being said….

    This Trailer Sucks.

  • John

    I have no feeling about this movie one way or the other i’ve heard of the show that its based on & that it used to star Johhny Depp, but i never saw one episode don’t ebevn know if it ever aired in the UK and this trailer just looks like the standard mismatched buddy cop action comedy Hollywood seems to think we can’t get enough of. One to wait and watch on tv if at all.

  • John

    Wel that looks like it could be a good movie and one i’d go into with no preconceptions as i’ve not read the books or seen the original swedish movie based on Larsons’ books.

  • kalorama

    There’s a Swedish film version of 21 Jump Street? Now THAT I’d like to see.

    This one? Not so much.

  • Sam

    It was not really bad, just very empty. I didn’t laugh. When I don’t even smile in front of a comedy trailer (which should have some of best jokes, at least one or two), it’s not a good side. also, the action feel limp.

  • Jay

    Watched this trailer in total disbelief. WTH??? Any similarity between this trailer and the original TV show ends at the title. If they are counting on nostalgia to power this film, they will be sadly disappointed. Whoever developed this concept is an idiot.